- Aug 1, 2014
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National Police Commissioner Seppo Kolehmainen has called for composure and for people to respect the rule of law as police in Oulu investigate a string of suspected sex crimes against young girls.
The plea comes after officers detained seven foreign-born men in connection with allegations that three girls aged between 10 and 15-years old were sexually abused or raped over a period of several months between June and October in the northern city.
Police are looking for an eighth suspect in connection with the case.
According to police, most of the men are aged between 20 and 30, with one being older than that. They come from four foreign countries, and while some are Finnish citizens, some have refugee status or in the process of getting their citizenship.
Police say parents need to be aware of who their children are spending time with online, or in their leisure time. They’re calling on parents with any suspicions or concerns to contact local officers.
Police urge calm after Oulu child sex attack revelations | News Now Finland
While Finnish police haven't released the nationalities of the 7 men arrested, they have said some are refugees, which hints at the identities of those responsible. The children's backgrounds won't be released, but I wouldn't doubt that this case follows the familiar pattern seen in the UK, where white children are the prize sought most by pedophiles of Pakistani heritage.